Special Olympics Athletes from Alberta, Saskatchewan and the North West Territories took in this year’s Alberta Special Olympics recently.
They endured the extreme winter weather in Calgary to complete a successful weekend of winter sports. Approximately 1,000 coaches and volunteers were hosted and supported by the City of Calgary and 450 volunteers. Athletes completed in 5-pin bowling, floor hockey, curling, figure skating, speed skating, snow shoeing, alpine and cross country skiing.
Lacombe and District Special Olympics (Lacoka) was proudly represented by a team of five 5-pin bowlers.
Participating athletes Scott Borthwick, Anne Douglas, Reuben Hudson (Ponoka), Dustin Morrissette and Logan Wedell were supported by Coach Lynne Kilpatrick and mission staff Dwayne Campbell.
All athletes faced new challenges in a big city with a busy schedule and keen competition. Logan Wedell won a gold medal in the singles competition.
Regardless of scores all athletes were supportive of each other and followed our oath, “Let me win. But if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt.”